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A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of Devon Ice Cap – two subglacial lakes are lurking 750 m below the surface. Photo credit: Anja Rutishauser

A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of the Devon Ice Cap, where two subglacial lakes were found to be lurking 750 metres below the surface. (Photo: Anja Rutishauser)

Photo: Anja Rutishauser
Conditions in isolated saline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap could be similar to those on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, thought to be capable of supporting life 
Lieutenant John Irving (played by Ronan Raftery) encounters a group of Inuit — and an all-too-brief moment of hope — on King William Island in Episode 7 of The Terror.

Lieutenant John Irving (played by Ronan Raftery) encounters a group of Inuit — and an all-too-brief moment of hope — on King William Island in Episode 7 of The Terror. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition
A haunted Dr. Stephen Stanley (played by Alistair Petrie) prepares to set a horrible string of events in motion during what's meant to be a spirit-lifting carnival for the men of the Franklin Expedition. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

A haunted Dr. Stephen Stanley (played by Alistair Petrie) prepares to set a horrible string of events in motion during what's meant to be a spirit-lifting carnival for the men of the Franklin Expedition. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition  

Tom Hartnell (played by Jack Colgrave Hirst) aims his rifle during a tense moment in Episode 5 of The Terror. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition 
Nive Nielsen as Lady Silence in Episode 4 of The Terror (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

Nive Nielsen as Lady Silence in Episode 4 of The Terror. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition
Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin in Episode 3 of AMC's The Terror

Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin in Episode 3 of AMC's The Terror. (Photo courtesy AMC)

Photo courtesy AMC
Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition
Ciarán Hinds, right, as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames in the premiere episode of AMC's “The Terror.” (Photo courtesy AMC)

Ciarán Hinds, right, as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames in the premiere episode of AMC's “The Terror.” (Photo courtesy AMC)

Photo courtesy AMC
Our experts dissect the debut episodes of AMC’s new series about the Franklin Expedition
Louie Kamookak during a visit to the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre

Louie Kamookak is pictured during a visit to the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic
Author Kenn Harper pays tribute to the life, legacy and work of his fellow historian
Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

Louie Kamookak’s efforts to collect and pass on the stories of Inuit Elders directly contributed to the discovery of Sir John Franklin’s HMS Erebus, proving the value of oral history, says Leona Aglukkaq. (Illustration: Robert Carter)

Illustration: Robert Carter
“His life’s work held true:” Leona Aglukkaq, former Minister of Environment and Parks Canada, on the admired Inuit oral historian
Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

Kamookak recounting traditional stories with the Gjoa Haven youth who joined him on the RCGS-flagged 2015 Malerualik Expedition, part of his decades-long effort to pass Inuit traditions and knowledge on to the next generation. (Photo: Jason Fulford)

Photo: Jason Fulford
Alanna Mitchell, co-author of Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus, reflects on the renowned historian
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